Trent Brooks, the owner of Brooks’ Place, has been vocal about his support of Texas’ open carry law. He’s even gone so far as to offer a discount on his acclaimed barbecue for customers carrying guns openly or concealed.
“THIS IS THE TYPE OF PLACE I WOULD DRIVE ALONG WAY TO GO EAT”
Since announcing the discount, local media has showcased the Cypress barbecue business. As to be expected Brooks’ stance has garnered much chatter on social media.
First week of Open Carry in Texas quiet. However, it turned ugly Thursday morning when an opponent of open carry made this threat on Facebook: “I’ll shoot up the place on Saturday. Let’s see you how your gun-toting patrons will stop me.”
Brooks told the Houston Chronicle that he has contacted the authorities about the threat. Peace officers, Brooks said, will be out to show support if needed on Saturday. “We’ll be open on Saturday,” Brooks said, “but we are not taking (the threat) lightly. Not with all the crazy stuff that is going on in the world today.”
Brooks’ Place, which is located at 18020 FM 529 in Cypress, has been on Alison Cook’s Top 100 Houston Restaurants list for the past three years.
On Jan. 1, the first day of open carry, about 45 gun owners earned a discount when they visited Brooks’ Place.
“I support the Second Amendment,” Brooks told the Chronicle, “It creates a safer environment for someone dining here – if there was ever someone trying to rob us – or rob our patrons – they’d walk in here, see people with guns. That should be a deterrent.”
Brooks’ Place is open 11 a.m. to sell-out Wednesday through Sunday
Black Hills Today ask that you support Mr. Brooks and other businesses like this! We all need to support people who support the 2nd Amendment.